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Samsung 960 Pro and EVO SSDs deliver up to 3500MB/s writes

Samsung 960 Pro and EVO SSDs deliver up to 3500MB/s writes

At first glance these might look like sticks of RAM, but they are actually Samsung's latest storage devices the 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs. Both of the drives are M.2 form factor SSDs that use Non-Volatile Memory Express technology. Both of the SSDs also use Samsung Magician software package. Samsung is aiming the new SSDs are users who want higher bandwidth and lower latency for gaming or moving large 4K files.

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New OWC Drive Dock connects bare drives over USB 3.1 Gen 1

New OWC Drive Dock connects bare drives over USB 3.1 Gen 1

Hard drive and accessories maker OWC has announced an updated version of its Drive Dock, a docking station that allows users to connect up to two bare drives to their Mac or Windows PC. The new model takes advantage of USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectivity, allowing read speeds up to 434 MB/s and write speeds up to 406 MB/s.

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Seagate 60TB SAS SSD packs lots of fast storage in a 3.5-inch form

Seagate 60TB SAS SSD packs lots of fast storage in a 3.5-inch form

Seagate has announced a new massive capacity SSD that is aimed at the enterprise environment. The drive is a 60TB SAS SSD and Seagate says that the new storage device has twice the density and four times the capacity of the next highest capacity offering available today. The 60TB storage drive has enough space for 12,000 DVD movies or 400 million photos.

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Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k

Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k

If you need a massive SSD for storing data in a business of some sort, Samsung in now shipping the PM1633a SSD with a whopping 15.36TB of storage space inside. The SSD began shipping to select customers back in March and Samsung now has the drive available at select retailers. As you can imagine, an SSD with such massive storage space is far from cheap.

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Samsung 4TB 850 EVO SATA 2.5″ SSD quietly launched

Samsung 4TB 850 EVO SATA 2.5″ SSD quietly launched

A few days ago, Samsung quietly launched a new storage option: the 4TB 850 EVO, a SATA SSD hailed as the highest-capacity SSD available for anyone to buy. It’s a welcomed storage option for those who’ve stuck with their trusty HDD over capacity concerns, though the 850 EVO does come with a substantial price tag: $1,500 USD. On the plus side, the drive comes in a 2.5-inch form factor and it is available to purchase as of this past Friday.

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Samsung’s new 512 GB SSD: smaller than a stamp, ligher than a dime

Samsung’s new 512 GB SSD: smaller than a stamp, ligher than a dime

There are two things that impede computers from having inordinate amounts of data storage: the capacity of drives themselves and their size. While it is always possible to have an 16, nay even 32, terabyte "drive", but you pay for that much storage not just price but also in space. So when Samsung announces it has begun mass producing a new NVMe PCIe SSD with a capacity of 512 GB, it might sound almost boring. Until you get to the part where Samsung reveals that the SSD is less than half the size of a small postage stamp.

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Samsung launches 750 EVO SSD worldwide, adds 500GB option

Samsung launches 750 EVO SSD worldwide, adds 500GB option

Hard drives offer a lot of capacity but, in today modern computing age, is slow as molasses. When your work, or game, depends on fast access to data, you'll probably want an SSD instead. However, SSD's aren't exactly cheap, sometimes more than twice their HDD counterpart. That's why Samsung launched the 750 EVO SSD in emerging markets, to answer the call for more affordable SSD storage solution. Now Samsung is spreading the good cheer months before Christmas, launching the drive worldwide and even adding a new 500 GB option.

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OWC SSD update lets MacBook owners use Boot Camp again

OWC SSD update lets MacBook owners use Boot Camp again

Back in March, OWC released their first SSDs that were compatible with mid-2013 and later MacBooks. Normally, this wouldn't even be worth mentioning, except for the fact that these were the only aftermarket drives that were compatible with these laptops. Unfortunately, they did come with one small issue, that annoyed those wanting to run Windows on their laptops.

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Samsung SSD T3 Review : USB-C drive in a tiny metal package

Samsung SSD T3 Review : USB-C drive in a tiny metal package

We'd been on the lookout for a handy companion for our USB-C-toting smartphones and laptops and - what do you know? Samsung busts one out. This is the Samsung SSD T3 with USB-C, working with the same controllers and flash used in Samsung's 2.5-inch SATA SSDs, this time with a metal jacket and an appearance that's just about as slick as you're going to be able to find on the market anywhere.

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Samsung’s first BGA SSD boasts 1500 MB/s speeds

Samsung’s first BGA SSD boasts 1500 MB/s speeds

Our mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, are getting more capable. Processors are more powerful, displays are higher resolution, RAM memory is getting faster. These days, the bottleneck falls on the internal storage that hosts the files and programs that give life to these devices. The race for smaller but denser storage solutions is on, and leaders in the industry have been showing off their wares in a steady flow of new or update technologies. At the 2016 Samsung SSD Forum Japan, Samsung showed off its own solution: its first ever BGA-based SSD chip.

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Does your MacBook Pro need more storage?

Does your MacBook Pro need more storage?

Kits created by OWC for expanding storage on a litany of legacy MacBook Pro and MacBook Air notebooks have been revealed this week. These pieces of hardware allow most any MacBook Pro or Air unit released in the past several years (back to mid-2013) to upgrade their internal storage with relative ease. OWC brings this Aura SSD to the masses not just for the newest in new - no! They've made way for generations of Apple notebooks to take part.

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Intel’s super fast Optane SSDs could make their way into MacBooks

Intel’s super fast Optane SSDs could make their way into MacBooks

With increasingly more capable CPUs and GPUs, the bottlenecks of computing have lately been relocated to memory, both in RAM to some extent but especially in persistent data storage. The race is on among chip makers to produce not just the highest density storage technology but also the fastest. Intel, a name you'd more commonly associate with CPUs rather than storage devices, is also taking part in that race alongside storage maker Micron. And the first fruit of their friendship, the blazingly fast Optane SSD, might even be first seen in Apple's next MacBooks.

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